Missing LaPorte man found dead near interstate in Portage
By Matt Mikus email@example.com August 6, 2013 6:34PM
Investigators examine the area along Interstate 94 about a mile west of the Portage exit where the body of a man was discovered by a highway mowing crew. | Provided by Indiana State Police~Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 8, 2013 6:31AM
The body of a missing LaPorte man was discovered Tuesday alongside eastbound Interstate 80/94 in Portage by road crews mowing in the area.
Ricky Kimble, 50, was found near the 18-mile marker. A Porter County coroner’s office spokesman said the cause of Kimble’s death is undetermined.
Kimble’s family last saw him Saturday and on Monday reported him missing to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department.
A forensic autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka to determined the cause of death, said Porter County Chief Deputy Coroner Robert Byrd.
Indiana State Police are investigating and ask that anyone who may have seen Kimble walking on I-80/94 from late Saturday to early Tuesday contact Detective Brian Kubiak at (219) 696-6242 or LaPorte County Sheriff’s Detective Ron Heeg at (219) 326-7700.
Kimble, a black male with a shaved head, was wearing brown shorts, a white tank top, tan boots and was carrying a black backpack.